Norman Quacks Chophouse

★★★☆☆
  • 843 W Broadway Ave D

    Forest Lake, MN 55025

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  • 651-982-6777

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Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

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my boyfriend and i decided to check this place out tonight--highly recommended by his mother- however our experience was completely the opposite--nice waitress-however my side salad was maybe 10 days old, completely brown, and although i picked at it, and took pieces off, making it very noticeable something was wrong, nothing was said by either the server or any management. we waited 30 minutes to get two steaks, and were completely disappointed. there was absolutely NO flavor to either the filet mignon or the center cut steak, and my boyfriends "loaded" mashed potatoes were anything but loaded. when i brought it to the "managers" attention- she questioned if thats "really" how the food came out, and said she would give us a gift card to come back--yahh right. couldnt get out of there fast enough. As i am a server, i am much more understanding than the average customer, but i left very disappointed-- and wont ever return.

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★☆☆☆☆

my boyfriend and i decided to check this place out tonight--highly recommended by his mother- however our experience was completely the opposite--nice waitress-however my side salad was maybe 10 days old, completely brown, and although i picked at it, and took pieces off, making it very noticeable something was wrong, nothing was said by either the server or any management. we waited 30 minutes to get two steaks, and were completely disappointed. there was absolutely NO flavor to either the filet mignon or the center cut steak, and my boyfriends "loaded" mashed potatoes were anything but loaded. when i brought it to the "managers" attention- she questioned if thats "really" how the food came out, and said she would give us a gift card to come back--yahh right. couldnt get out of there fast enough. As i am a server, i am much more understanding than the average customer, but i left very disappointed-- and wont ever return.

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My family and I saw Norman Quacks featured on twin cities live and decided to give it a shot. We live in the cities and it only took about twenty minutes to get there. Boy Are we glad we went. Neat place inside. The food was awesome we had fresh cut steaks and fish. They had 1/2 price apps and 2-4-1's. Their drink and food menu is huge, we will definately be going back there!

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★★★★☆

My family and I saw Norman Quacks featured on twin cities live and decided to give it a shot. We live in the cities and it only took about twenty minutes to get there. Boy Are we glad we went. Neat place inside. The food was awesome we had fresh cut steaks and fish. They had 1/2 price apps and 2-4-1's. Their drink and food menu is huge, we will definately be going back there!

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amazing food great service low prices been there 30 times in the last two years never had a bad meal or overspent

5
★★★★★

amazing food great service low prices been there 30 times in the last two years never had a bad meal or overspent

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My family and I love Norman Quacks. It is one of the few places we go go and try something different every time. My favorite dinner is the ribs and my favorite sandwhich is the huge buffalo chicken, while my wife loves the filet and walleye sandwich. They have a new kids menu with tons of choices and it comes on a tray with veggies and a dessert. Any time family comes into town that is where we go. Furthermore, their beer and wine options are great. True imports and micro brews on tap and in bottle.

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★★★★★

My family and I love Norman Quacks. It is one of the few places we go go and try something different every time. My favorite dinner is the ribs and my favorite sandwhich is the huge buffalo chicken, while my wife loves the filet and walleye sandwich. They have a new kids menu with tons of choices and it comes on a tray with veggies and a dessert. Any time family comes into town that is where we go. Furthermore, their beer and wine options are great. True imports and micro brews on tap and in bottle.

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I have eaten at Norman Quacks twice since they opened. Both times, I have had great food, and great service. I love the atmosphere, and the appetizer bread is worth the wait for the food. Make sure you get bread to go! It's good.

4
★★★★☆

I have eaten at Norman Quacks twice since they opened. Both times, I have had great food, and great service. I love the atmosphere, and the appetizer bread is worth the wait for the food. Make sure you get bread to go! It's good.

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my family tries to get to norman quacks once a week. The food is wonderful. You get to see the fresh cut fish and steaks laid out in front of you when you walk in. 9 out of ten times we go the service is great. They have the best ribs ive ever had and they are half price on tuesday. Get their before six and you get happy hour specials. Can't beat that. We tell our family and friends to go their whenever their in town. My wife loves the daily fresh fish specials and prime rib. I would advise anyone who is thinking about going to make the trip. it is definately worth it.

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★★★★☆

my family tries to get to norman quacks once a week. The food is wonderful. You get to see the fresh cut fish and steaks laid out in front of you when you walk in. 9 out of ten times we go the service is great. They have the best ribs ive ever had and they are half price on tuesday. Get their before six and you get happy hour specials. Can't beat that. We tell our family and friends to go their whenever their in town. My wife loves the daily fresh fish specials and prime rib. I would advise anyone who is thinking about going to make the trip. it is definately worth it.

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We are easy to please, open minded folks who rarely complain but today's experience at Norman Quacks prompted us to speak out. Not only was our presence an inconvenience to our server, the food tasted like it was prepared for a heart patient/no salt/no flavor. Now maybe I wasn't wise to order a fajita salad at a steak place but although the ingredients were fresh, it lacked flavor and imagination. My husbands walleye sandwich was the same story. Our server took our drink order and walked away without asking our 5 year old what he would like to drink. I'm glad the previous poster had such a heavenly experience but we won't be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

We are easy to please, open minded folks who rarely complain but today's experience at Norman Quacks prompted us to speak out. Not only was our presence an inconvenience to our server, the food tasted like it was prepared for a heart patient/no salt/no flavor. Now maybe I wasn't wise to order a fajita salad at a steak place but although the ingredients were fresh, it lacked flavor and imagination. My husbands walleye sandwich was the same story. Our server took our drink order and walked away without asking our 5 year old what he would like to drink. I'm glad the previous poster had such a heavenly experience but we won't be returning.

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Well I can't even believe what I read down there but this is not only the best place to eat in town, but the atmosphere and everything was just great! I actually feel bad for those who thought they had bad service... maybe it was more like a bad day!?!?A nice family owned business makes it all seem like everyone really cares and they really want you to have a great time and great food! Half price ribs on Tuesday nights makes it worth a 45 minute drive! These ribs are to die for! Any of the steaks are always great as well. They have these potatoes that are amazing my favorite is the Alfredo potato! oh and the fish! oh man the fish! I never liked fish before I started eating this fish! They have a special on fish all the time! ma hi ma hi, red snapper, blackened catfish that is never frozen! ugh I just love it! My server was not only fast but she did one thing for me that drives me crazy if people don't do it... she kept my drink full. Yeah I guess some dishes take a little bit longer but that is because everything is pretty much home made there and it makes it well worth the wait. It says right in the menu that it will take a little bit longer so that's what the appetizers are for! Things were a little bit on the spendy side but what place with quality food and great service aren't anymore? I would rather pay more to get what I expect than pay more for something that I wasn't satisfied with!Over all I would recommend this place over and over again! People just never seem to remember that no matter where you go you are going to get new servers, that are not as experienced, you are going to catch people not having a good day, you are going to find a cook that just can't get into the swing of things... maybe you need to just sit back relax and be a little bit more open minded!

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★★★★★

Well I can't even believe what I read down there but this is not only the best place to eat in town, but the atmosphere and everything was just great! I actually feel bad for those who thought they had bad service... maybe it was more like a bad day!?!?A nice family owned business makes it all seem like everyone really cares and they really want you to have a great time and great food! Half price ribs on Tuesday nights makes it worth a 45 minute drive! These ribs are to die for! Any of the steaks are always great as well. They have these potatoes that are amazing my favorite is the Alfredo potato! oh and the fish! oh man the fish! I never liked fish before I started eating this fish! They have a special on fish all the time! ma hi ma hi, red snapper, blackened catfish that is never frozen! ugh I just love it! My server was not only fast but she did one thing for me that drives me crazy if people don't do it... she kept my drink full. Yeah I guess some dishes take a little bit longer but that is because everything is pretty much home made there and it makes it well worth the wait. It says right in the menu that it will take a little bit longer so that's what the appetizers are for! Things were a little bit on the spendy side but what place with quality food and great service aren't anymore? I would rather pay more to get what I expect than pay more for something that I wasn't satisfied with!Over all I would recommend this place over and over again! People just never seem to remember that no matter where you go you are going to get new servers, that are not as experienced, you are going to catch people not having a good day, you are going to find a cook that just can't get into the swing of things... maybe you need to just sit back relax and be a little bit more open minded!

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the first time my husband and i went to norman quacks we were appalled at the teenage angst attitude of not only our hostess but of our waitress. the meal was cold, my husband couldnt get a refill on water, and my steak was cooked incorrectly. ( i am pregnant, and needed it a bit more well done) overall, the food was ok, but ruined by the put-upon attitude of the waitress. we had a friend talk us into giving the place another try, so i just now called to make a take out order and recieved incredibly RUDE phone service. i will never spend a dime at this place again.

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★☆☆☆☆

the first time my husband and i went to norman quacks we were appalled at the teenage angst attitude of not only our hostess but of our waitress. the meal was cold, my husband couldnt get a refill on water, and my steak was cooked incorrectly. ( i am pregnant, and needed it a bit more well done) overall, the food was ok, but ruined by the put-upon attitude of the waitress. we had a friend talk us into giving the place another try, so i just now called to make a take out order and recieved incredibly RUDE phone service. i will never spend a dime at this place again.

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Good quality food, prices are a little high. Atmosphere loud. Large portions, nice staff. Ok for kids. Food was nice and hot. Good choice for kids menu. Pasta dishes are good, but steak is great, done well to order. But for me the bread was the best, the bring a basket of fresh bread, and they will continue to fill it and it is warm and fresh!

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★★★★☆

Good quality food, prices are a little high. Atmosphere loud. Large portions, nice staff. Ok for kids. Food was nice and hot. Good choice for kids menu. Pasta dishes are good, but steak is great, done well to order. But for me the bread was the best, the bring a basket of fresh bread, and they will continue to fill it and it is warm and fresh!

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About six months ago A friend of mine suggested I try Norman Quacks if I was looking for a good steak. I decided to give them a try, and much to my surprise I found the best steaks in town, While the quality of food is exellent, (especially the bread and flavored butter, they serve as an appetizer) I have found the accuracy of my order to be a problem as well as the overall willingness to correct a problem. I was just in tonight (01-13-06) and waited approx, 45 minutes for my food, When it arrived my plate was luke warm and soggy while my companions plate was steaming hot. Not to metion the fact that my "well done" burger was pink in the middle. During my wait I saw three tables that were seated after me finish their meals before our food arrived.( I should point out that my waitress, Miranda, was very appologetic and also seemed to be upset by the situation) Just two weeks prior to this incident I had an experience which involved the wrong order being brought to my table, then waiting almost an hour for the correct food to be brought out to my party. When I spoke to the manager, she was under the impression that I had changed my order, but this was not the case.(it seems, our waiter wasn't forthcoming about why the food was sent back.) However, no attempt was made to rectify the situation and we were charged full price for our meal. All in all I would say that Norman Quacks is a high risk high reward experience. You could end up with a great meal or you could end up at White Castle. The problem is, you never know which Norman Quack's you'll get until it's too late.

PROS: The best steak you can get in Forest Lake.
CONS: You never know which steak you'll get or how long it will take.

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★★★☆☆

About six months ago A friend of mine suggested I try Norman Quacks if I was looking for a good steak. I decided to give them a try, and much to my surprise I found the best steaks in town, While the quality of food is exellent, (especially the bread and flavored butter, they serve as an appetizer) I have found the accuracy of my order to be a problem as well as the overall willingness to correct a problem. I was just in tonight (01-13-06) and waited approx, 45 minutes for my food, When it arrived my plate was luke warm and soggy while my companions plate was steaming hot. Not to metion the fact that my "well done" burger was pink in the middle. During my wait I saw three tables that were seated after me finish their meals before our food arrived.( I should point out that my waitress, Miranda, was very appologetic and also seemed to be upset by the situation) Just two weeks prior to this incident I had an experience which involved the wrong order being brought to my table, then waiting almost an hour for the correct food to be brought out to my party. When I spoke to the manager, she was under the impression that I had changed my order, but this was not the case.(it seems, our waiter wasn't forthcoming about why the food was sent back.) However, no attempt was made to rectify the situation and we were charged full price for our meal. All in all I would say that Norman Quacks is a high risk high reward experience. You could end up with a great meal or you could end up at White Castle. The problem is, you never know which Norman Quack's you'll get until it's too late.

PROS: The best steak you can get in Forest Lake.
CONS: You never know which steak you'll get or how long it will take.

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Norman Quack's is a good place to go if you're in the mood for sandwiches. They have a huge variety on their menu.

The food here is sometimes great, sometimes ok, and sometimes bad. I've had all three. I do love the bread they bring out before your food comes, though, it's quite delicious.

I can't understand the alluer behind this place...there's almost always a wait on weekends. It's ok, but it's not the best place in town, in my opinion of course!!

PROS: Great bread, friendly people
CONS: Long waits, touch and go on food quality

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★★★☆☆

Norman Quack's is a good place to go if you're in the mood for sandwiches. They have a huge variety on their menu.

The food here is sometimes great, sometimes ok, and sometimes bad. I've had all three. I do love the bread they bring out before your food comes, though, it's quite delicious.

I can't understand the alluer behind this place...there's almost always a wait on weekends. It's ok, but it's not the best place in town, in my opinion of course!!

PROS: Great bread, friendly people
CONS: Long waits, touch and go on food quality

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AFter reading the reviews online and having a friend suggest it for dinner we were very excited with high expectations. The sevice was great but my walley seemed to spend too muc time being fried. My frind ordered a ribeye and expectd a thick juicy steak but was presented with a thin steak that had not been grilled on flames but on a fry grill. However, it was a neat place with nice people that deserves a second chance.

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★★★☆☆

AFter reading the reviews online and having a friend suggest it for dinner we were very excited with high expectations. The sevice was great but my walley seemed to spend too muc time being fried. My frind ordered a ribeye and expectd a thick juicy steak but was presented with a thin steak that had not been grilled on flames but on a fry grill. However, it was a neat place with nice people that deserves a second chance.

Pros: Service

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OUTSTANDING Service, Incredible food, VERY Freindly People. Highly recommend the Pork Chops (Jerk Style), the Apple Smoked Filet Mignon. Previous visit, the Ribs were Fantastic as well.

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★★★★★

OUTSTANDING Service, Incredible food, VERY Freindly People. Highly recommend the Pork Chops (Jerk Style), the Apple Smoked Filet Mignon. Previous visit, the Ribs were Fantastic as well.

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The food was outstanding. Great ribs. The only problem was we were served our dinner salads after the dinner. The drinks were a tad on the expensive side. However, the great food sure did make up for the mistakes.

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★★★★☆

The food was outstanding. Great ribs. The only problem was we were served our dinner salads after the dinner. The drinks were a tad on the expensive side. However, the great food sure did make up for the mistakes.

Pros: Outstanding Grub

Cons: Forest Lake

 

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